“All those who wander are not lost ” – J.R.R. Tolkien
Tolkien is one of my favorite authors of all time. His imagination has taken many through wonderful journeys along lands that defy time and space. Humans have always stood in awe of nature, fearing her wrath, partaking in her bounty and always searching for the hidden gems she has to offer. The more you wander off, the more paths you discover !!

Point Arena Lighthouse

Enchanted Yet ? – Point Arena Lighthouse

Waves  crashing  constantly on the  rocks,  as if  to keep time  eternally, this  is Point  Arena.  Just pure  nature, and  a  man made  lighthouse. The lighthouse  stands at  the tip of a narrow  peninsula  jutting  about  half a mile into the pacific Ocean – serene and  ethereal.   In the sparsely populated  cost  of  Northern  California Read more
Cinder Cone - Lassen

Cinder Cone At Lassen – On The Hiking Trail

  We were at  the  visitor  center  at Lassen  National  Park poring over  the map.  For  a  nature  lover there  are many interesting  things  to  do here.   I knew  what  I   must to do  the  minute i saw  the  picture of  the  Cinder Cone  Trail.  Lassen  has  no  dearth of volcanic  domes –Read more
Ode To Road Trips

Are We There Yet! – 5 Incredible Things to Do In Summer

 A  few  rocks to  climb , big and  small Fellow wandering souls,  to  meet and greet Swap a few tales, old and  new Smell the  mountain air,  feel the  salt in your hair All that  happens  here,  while someone  pipes in from behind “Are  we  there yet !!” Now  that is a family road tripRead more

Jaisalmer – Sonar Quila And The Havelis

Jaisalmer is the state of  Rajasthan, India. This city is  in the middle  of  the Thar desert  and  still retains a lot of  the old  world  charm. Yes  there  are  signs of  modern  times , but  there is  also a  sense of  time standing still. The arid climate of  Thar is  not  very  kind towardsRead more
Nilgiti Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Railway – Charm Of The Old Ooty

Want  to   go for  an  old fashioned  train ride ?  Try the  Nilgiri Mountain Railway  ride  between Coonnoor  and  Udagamandalam (Ooty).  Here is  an  old  fashioned  steam  engine, chugging  up and  down  the steepest grades in  Asia.   It  may look like  an adult sized  charming  version of  toy trains, but  don’t  let  itsRead more
Badami Cave Temple

Badami Part 1 – Art In The Caves

We  walked  into  a gaping  hole  in the  mountain  trying  not  to  think  about  the  pillars  holding  up the  weight  on top of  us . This  is   Badami –  located   around  500 Km north of  Bangalore , India’s  tech Hub.
Varkkala split log canoes on the beach

A Trip To Varkala – Soft Sands, Cliffs And Sea Food

The  western coast of  India has a lot of beautiful beaches.  Here you find soft  fine  sand, clear  warm   waters  and  plenty of  sea food, provided  you like the  spicy kind !   Most  of the   beaches  are   close to  fishing    villages,  where for  generations  the  people  has  depended on   the  ocean    to makeRead more

Gandikota – The Grand Canyon Of India

Gandikota is a remote village in  the  Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.  Among  those  bitten  with  the  travel bug  it   is  known  as  the “Grand  Canyon of India”. Though much smaller in size, the same geological  processes created both. Unfortunately while Grand Canyon is well known this Gandikota still remains as a hidden gem. It is   definitelyRead more
Chinese Fishing Nets - Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi – On the Spice Route

Wow I can  not  believe that  it  is  5 years  back  that  I spent a  day at Fort Kochi !  To be  fair   we  did  spent a  night on the  beach  after  that, but  well there are  no pictures  to  share !!! Are you wondering  where  we  were  and  what  I am   talkingRead more